It is possible to think up all kinds of scary scenarios that could play out as container lines form new vessel-sharing alliances or expand existing alliances, but the primary goal of carriers is to deploy the largest ships at their disposal in order to reduce their per-unit costs.
China Shipping Container Lines
18 Feb 2014
Not a great deal is known yet about the “Strategic Cooperation Framework Agreement” signed this week by COSCO and China Shipping. But the very fact an agreement of any kind was publicly unveiled in Beijing (at the COSCO headquarters), shows how times have changed in China and worldwide.
18 Feb 2014
Major carriers aim to hike rates in a variety of trade lanes in March, although any increases achieved could be temporary.
04 Feb 2014
Based on SeaIntel’s monthly Global Liner Performance reports from 2013, container ships reached their destination ports around the world on time 79.5 percent of the time in 2013...
31 Jan 2014
Container ships arrived at their destination ports across the globe on time 73.7 percent of the time in December 2013...
29 Jan 2014
Member carriers in the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement plan to increase Asia-U.S. rates by $300 per FEU, effective March 15...
28 Jan 2014
Jefferies expects Asian container lines’ earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 overall will be in line with or below Bloomberg consensus estimates, as freight rates in Asia-related trade lanes continued to slide and overcapacity remained.
20 Jan 2014
China Shipping Container Lines has upgraded the capacity of five ships on order at Hyundai Heavy Industries from 18,400 TEUs to 19,000 TEUs, the South Korean shipyard said today as it began construction of the first of the world’s largest container vessels.
13 Jan 2014
It’s too early to predict precisely how the container shipping business will play out in the new year, but there is one certainty: The P3 Network will shake things up in a big way. In the six months since Maersk Line, Mediterranean Shipping Co. and CMA CGM announced they would pool their biggest ships in a giant vessel-sharing alliance in the main east-west trades, competing liner companies have been playing catch-up in an effort to match the P3’s market size and power.
31 Dec 2013
Seventeen of the Top 20 container carriers worldwide are expecting deliveries of new ships in the next 12 months, which could make 2014 a record-breaking year for capacity...
27 Dec 2013
What follows are our picks for the top 10 stories of 2013. Do you agree? Disagree?
16 Dec 2013
Will there be a CKYH-E?